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ERA Real Estate Promotes Chris Trick To Chief Marketing Officer  »

January 29, 2015 at 11:50AM PST | Source: ERA

January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, today announced the promotion of Chris Trick to chief marketing officer. Trick's previous title was senior vice president of marketing and product development.
"Chris's invaluable contributions to our 2014 reimaging campaign - from strategy to execution - truly moved the needle for ERA Real Estate," said Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate. "His in-depth understanding of branding within a franchise environment and his ability to articulate the benefits and ROI to multiple stakeholders across the organization resulted in a seamless transition and renewed excitement among our customers and the real estate industry...

IHG To Open Third Holiday Inn In South Africa »

January 29, 2015 at 11:41AM PST | Source: Holiday Inn

January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a franchise agreement with Choice Decisions 65 (Pty) Ltd for the 151-room Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport. Expected to open in the first quarter of this year, the new Holiday Inn will be a conversion of the current Airport Grand Hotel & Conference Centre near O.R Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Featuring a selection of meeting rooms and function space, the hotel is well equipped for hosting events or private business meetings. Guests can enjoy food and beverage in the hotel's restaurant and two bars. Located close to the Airport, guests staying on business are also guaranteed convenient access to Sandton Convention Centre as well as the major city centres of Pretoria and Johannesburg...

The Dairy Queen® System Kicks Off Its 75th Anniversary With Free Cone Day »

January 29, 2015 at 11:28AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

Donations will be accepted for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
MINNEAPOLIS –  Jan. 8, 2015 - To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Dairy Queen® system (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) will offer a great deal at participating locations to all fans on March 16, 2015: a free cone.
On that day, the 75th day of the calendar year, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations will serve fans a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top.
The DQ® system will also collect donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada...

BIGGBY COFFEE Named Top Coffee Franchise To Own »

January 29, 2015 at 11:14AM PST | Source: BIGGBY COFFEE

Franchise Business Review rates BIGGBY COFFEE as a 2015 top franchise
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // EAST LANSING, Mich. – BIGGBY COFFEE, continues to gain steam (pun intended) and generate national attention for being named by Franchise Business Review (FBR) as number 7 in the Top Food Franchises to own nationally. BIGGBY is the top and only coffee franchise ranked on the overall Food Franchise list. The ranking comes at a time that the company continues to grow and set BIGG franchise goals for 2015.
Franchise Business Review leads the market for research in the franchise industry. Franchise Business Review collects reports are gathered through feedback from current franchise owners, which help define the satisfaction of owning a franchise and the overall health of the franchise system...

Crunch Franchise Partners With BDA Sports Management To Build Fitness Platform »

January 29, 2015 at 11:05AM PST | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise is pleased to announce that it has partnered with sports industry veterans BDA Sports Management to exclusively develop and operate Franchise ownership opportunities of health clubs with NBA athletes across the globe. The partnership currently includes franchise locations with BDA Sports clients Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Chase Budinger (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Darren Collison (Sacramento Kings).
The two companies are perfectly aligned to give athletes the ability to focus on physical fitness and provide them with an outlet through business to share a love of fitness and health with others. With only one year since its inception, the joint ventures of BDA Sports clients and Crunch have brought multiple fitness centers to Northern, Central and Southern California and are currently expanding with five locations in Chicago...

Two Men And A Truck Wraps Up Successful 2014, Fuels Future Expansion In 2015 »

January 29, 2015 at 11:01AM PST | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Thriving Franchise Brand Maintains 61 Straight Months of Growth; Signs 30 Agreements in 2014
LANSING, Mich. - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Two Men And A Truck, the industry's leading moving services franchise, enters 2015 with confidence after wrapping up strong fourth quarter results in 2014, most notably posting 61 straight months of growth and 45 consecutive months of record growth, positioning the nationally-recognized brand for continued upward momentum in 2015.
Two Men And A Truck reported a solid fourth quarter of 2014 with impressive results, disclosing revenues totaling more than $350,000,000, a 13.68 percent growth over the previous year. December proved to be a highly successful month for the brand, netting more than $25,000,000 in revenue, a 17...

Cousins Subs® Announces Two New Limited-Time-Only Subs »

January 29, 2015 at 10:45AM PST | Source: Cousins Subs

Rachel and Reuben Subs Help Guests Get in the St. Patrick's Day Spirit
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® is helping guests celebrate St. Patrick's Day with new limited-time-only sub sandwiches: the Rueben and the Rachel.
The popular Reuben returns on Rye bread with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing.
The Rachel is back but with a new twist. The sub is now served with pastrami, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Thousand Island dressing on Rye bread.
"Our guests always enjoy the Reuben this time of year, and we're happy to bring back a seasonal favorite," said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. "The new Rachel provides guests with another way to enjoy a taste of St...

Award-Winning Fast Causal Concept Announces Record Growth In 2014 »

January 29, 2015 at 10:37AM PST | Source: Saladworks

As More Americans Eat Healthy, Saladworks Continues to Grow
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept is extremely excited to announce major growth accomplishments in 2014, setting up 2015 to be the 'Year of the Salad!'
Saladworks, opened 15 new restaurants in 2014 and expanded to new markets including Morgantown, West Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Greensboro, North Carolina, Seattle, Washington, Rochester, NY, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bowling Green, Kentucky and Franklin, Tennessee. To continue its successes in International expansion, Saladworks opened four new locations in Singapore, Dubai and Canada. The company also brought on new franchisees representing future locations...

Plato's Closet And Once Upon A Child Rated Top Retail Franchises By Entrepreneur Magazine »

January 29, 2015 at 9:01AM PST | Source: Plato's Closet

For the Fifth Year in a Row, Both Resale Stores Rank in the Top 150 on the Magazine's Reputable 36th Annual Franchise 500® List
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS – With the economy slowly recovering, consumers are gradually becoming more comfortable spending money. However, even with the economy starting to bounce back, one retail category that has proven it's here to stay through thick and thin is resale stores. With celebrities such as Zooey Deschanel, Julia Roberts and Lorde publicly discussing how much they enjoy shopping at resale stores, along with parents constantly on the lookout for more cost effective ways to shop for their children, the demand for resale stores continues to climb.
A strong indication of this trend is the continual success and growth of niche resale stores such as Plato's Closet® and Once Upon A Child®, which are franchised by Winmark Corporation...

Pancheros Donates Over 5,000 Burritos For Iowa-Based University Charity Initiatives »

January 29, 2015 at 8:54AM PST | Source: Pancheros Mexican Grill
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Fresh-Mexican Restaurant Sponsors Four Iowa Universities' Dance Marathon To Benefit Local Children's Hospital
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // CORALVILLE, Iowa – Pancheros Mexican Grill (www.pancheros.com), a fast casual Mexican restaurant known for creating mouthwatering burritos, is proud to once again lend a helping hand to local universities by donating food for the annual Dance Marathons supporting the Children's Miracle Network. Pancheros will donate over 5,000 burritos to Grand View University, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, to fuel hungry dancers through the night. All collective funds from the event will benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
Pancheros provides a distinctive fresh-Mexican dining experience with highlights such as their signature fresh-pressed tortillas and flavorful burritos...

Wayback Burgers Strengthens Partnership With Stearns Bank To Help Franchisees Obtain Financing »

January 29, 2015 at 8:47AM PST | Source: Wayback Burgers
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Better Burger Brand Committed to Supporting its Current and Future Franchisees Nationwide
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Cheshire, CT – Wayback Burgers, recognized as one of the most aggressive and ambitious "better burger" brands in the United States, has announced a strengthened partnership with Stearns Bank, a leading provider of small business loans, business banking and equipment leasing, to assist its franchisees in obtaining bank financing.
Since launching the partnership in 2014, Stearns Bank has provided financing for several Wayback Burgers franchisees across the country.
In an International Franchise Association (IFA) survey, nearly half identified "financing/access to credit" as the top issue of concern for franchise business leaders...

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Partners With Las Vegas Rescue Mission To Feed Local Families In Need »

January 29, 2015 at 8:33AM PST | Source: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
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Award-Winning Franchise Launches Love Your Community Fundraiser
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS - Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is partnering with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission throughout the month of February to feed families in the area through its Love Your Community fundraiser. From February 1 through February 28, guests are encouraged to show their love all-month long by making a $1 donation during their visit to Capriotti's and to help provide meals within the greater Las Vegas valley.
Last year, Capriotti's has donated over 9,000 pounds of food to the mission and continues to give back to those in need in the Las Vegas area. Over 300,000 people in Clark County are food insecure and often face difficulty when feeding their families, but with the help of the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, are given access to essential meals...

Fort Lauderdale-based Anago Cleaning Systems Endows Nova Southeastern University With Scholarship »

January 29, 2015 at 8:08AM PST | Source: Anago Cleaning Systems
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David Povlitz & Terry Mollica Aspiring Entrepreneur Scholarship Helps Talented Students Overcome Financial Barriers to their Education
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Anago Cleaning Systems (Anago) announced the recent endowment of a yearly scholarship for deserving students enrolled in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"Scholoarship gifts from our local business partners help the university attract exceptional students and offer them assistance to better enjoy their educational experience," said J. Preston Jones, Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship. "Anago Cleaning Systems’ generosity will not only touch our students’ lives every day, but inspire them to give back to others in need and make a difference in the world...

RedBrick Pizza® To Expand In Missouri »

January 29, 2015 at 7:59AM PST | Source: RedBrick Pizza

Open Flame Artisan Pizza chain set to open in St. Louis' South County Center
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – RedBrick Pizza, the fast-casual restaurant serving up gourmet artisan pizza baked to perfection in just 3 minutes in a 1000? open flame terra cotta oven, and also featuring Italian flatbread sandwiches known as Fhazani®, fresh chopped salads, and all natural gelato, announced its second Missouri restaurant will open at South County Center in St. Louis. The first RedBrick Pizza in Missouri opened January 2015 at Northpark Mall in Joplin. This new location is the first of several restaurants in the area to be developed over the next three years.
Located at 18 South County Centerway, this food court location features the new "Classic Italian" design for RedBrick Pizza Kitchen + Cafe, showcasing the restaurant's open-flame brick oven with elegant wood paneling and touches of classic Italian architecture...

PostNet Ranked A Top Franchise By Franchise Business Review »

January 29, 2015 at 7:55AM PST | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services

PostNet Ranked 12th in 2015 Top 200 List
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) - Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm, announced today that PostNet joins the elite list of companies earning a spot in their annual Top 200 Franchise Companies List. The list, entitled The Best of the Best, Top 200 Franchise Systems List for 2015, ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction.
PostNet ranked 12th in its category of business services, which is one of the categories that has the highest number of franchises. The digital printing industry is expected to more than double by 2024, according to a recent report from Smithers PIRA. The digital printing, online marketing and shipping market has an expected combined value of more than $380 billion...

3 Ways Nurse Next Door Franchise Sets Itself Apart For Clients And Caregivers »

January 29, 2015 at 7:49AM PST | Source: Nurse Next Door

Nurse Next Door Franchises Are Miles Ahead of Current Home Care Trends With Their "Happier Aging" Model and 24/7 Care Services Center
VANCOUVER, BC - (Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) - The demand for senior care is growing quickly and will only accelerate as tens of millions of Baby Boomers pass retirement age and start to need caregivers. Nurse Next Door believes in a holistic approach to those needs, which has helped the company become the largest senior care franchise in Canada and a fast-growing brand in the United States. Nurse Next Door credits its rapid growth, in part, to three factors in the company's care protocol that differentiate them in the home care field.
1. Emphasis on Happier Aging™
Grand View Research, a health care industry research firm, states that key services in the home care market in the future will include rehabilitation, respiratory/infusion and other therapies, remote patient monitoring and illness-specific medical protocols...

Premier Preschool Franchise Opportunities Increase For Entrepreneurs As Company Continues Expansion »

January 29, 2015 at 7:34AM PST | Source: Primrose Schools

Primrose Schools® boasts record growth in 2014 with plans to open 300th school in 2015
ATLANTA - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Franchise opportunities are growing at Primrose Schools®, a high-quality early education and care provider with more than 290 schools across the country that are independently owned and operated. The company experienced record geographic expansion last year, opening schools in six new states and officially expanding its footprint coast-to-coast.
This strategic growth included opening 19 new schools and awarding 45 franchise agreements, leading to a 13.5 percent increase in overall system revenue in 2014 over 2013. In addition, the premier preschool company plans to open its 300th school – Primrose School of Brookhaven – in Atlanta this spring, marking another major milestone for the franchise brand...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens 1st Fairfield Location »

January 29, 2015 at 7:27AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
January 16, 2015 - Fairfield, OH - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Fairfield on January 7. Franchise owner Michael Ouimet held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, January 7 to Sunday, January 11 to support Fairfield High School.
The new restaurant, located at 5440 Dixie Highway, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Fairfield High School.
Ouiment is an exemplary Jersey Mike's franchise owner who shares the company's commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, and who is dedicated to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, Jersey Mike's locations throughout the country have raised nearly $10 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 750,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes...

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill Continues National Growth With Expansion Into Greater Vancouver Area »

January 29, 2015 at 7:22AM PST | Source: Costa Vida Restaurants

Local Entrepreneurs Sign Multi-Unit Agreement to Introduce Costa Vida Franchise Locations to Vancouver, Washington
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // VANCOUVER, WA – While Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill continues to gain popularity throughout the country as consumers continue to focus on clean eating habits, the fresh Mexican grill is responding to this increased demand for healthy quick service cuisine with franchise expansion into new markets like the greater Vancouver, WA area and parts of Portland, OR.
Part of Costa Vida's national growth initiative, the local entrepreneurs introducing the franchise concept to the area are Kevin Hepner, Brad Hoffman and Vancouver native, Scott Dickinson. With plans to open the first three Costa Vida franchise locations in the greater Vancouver area by 2017, the business partners are confident in the local reception of the new restaurant to the area...

Right At Home Continues European Expansion; Opens Office In The Netherlands »

January 29, 2015 at 7:16AM PST | Source: Right at Home

Master Franchise Partner Expands Brand Internationally to Provide Simple Solution for Shifting Healthcare Landscape
OMAHA, Neb. - January 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Right at Home, a leading in-home care franchise, continues to position itself at the forefront of the global in-home care industry, starting 2015 off by celebrating its newest opening in The Netherlands, led by Master Franchise Partner and in-home care advocate Peter van de Burgt. Right at Home Nederland will begin offering services to the swiftly expanding elderly Dutch population on 29 January - services that immediately address the need for home care in The Netherlands. The office, located at Alphen a/d Rijn, will support the care needs of the rising elderly adult population, which is expected reach 24...



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